Recall: Firm Press Release
Mahina Mele Farms, LLC Recalls Macadamia Nut Products Due To Possible Health Risk
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For Immediate Release
January 21, 2016
Jason or Kollette Stith, Owners
Firm Press Release
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Mahina Mele Farms, LLC is recalling the following products after FDA testing foundSalmonella in macadamia nuts. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected withSalmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
The following products are involved in the recall. They were distributed to retail stores in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Maryland, and Virginia from Oct 21- Nov 25, 2015 and involve three lot numbers 026, 027, 029.
PRODUCT UPC LOT # SIZE
Izzie Macs! Macadamia Nuts 689076792677 026,027,029 6oz (salted) plastic bag
Izzie Macs! Macadamia Nuts 689076793575 026,027,029 6oz (unsalted) plastic bag
Izzie Macs! Macadamia Nuts 689076792776 026,027,029 16oz (unsalted) plastic bag
Izzie Macs! Macadamia Nuts 689076792974 026,027,029 16oz (salted) plastic bag
Bulk Macadamia nuts – 026,027,029 5lb bag (salted and unsalted; wholes and pieces)
Baby Bruddah’s Mac Nut Buttah 753182242019 026,027,029 12oz, plastic tub
Baby Bruddah’s Chocolate Mac Nut Buttah 73518224204 026,027,029 12oz, plastic tub
To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with these products. In the interest of public health and safety, we are recalling all products processed from this batch of macadamia nuts.
Customers who have purchased the above products should not consume them and should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund or replacement. Mahina Mele Farms, LLC will reimburse the wholesaler for any returned product.
These products were shipped between Oct. 21 and Nov 25, 2015 and are from LOTS 026, 027, 029.
If you have any questions, call Jason or Kollette Stith at 808 328 8987, Monday-Friday, 8-4 HST
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.
* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm482670.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at [email protected] or 312.629.7263.